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10 free true crime episodes you can watch on Crime + Investigation Play

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Crime + Investigation Play is the number one true-crime documentary streaming channel in the UK, offering subscribers premium documentaries and television shows. New original seasons are being added every month so you never have to watch the same show twice.

The extensive catalogue is available as part of Amazon’s line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK and Europe for just £3.99 per month. Every month, 10 episodes are available to watch for free, so you can get a taste of the variety of content on Crime + Investigation Play.

This month you can begin a brand new season of Murdertown, learn professional interrogation techniques with Rob Rinder, and get the unique perspectives of medical examiners in Secrets of the Morgue.

Make sure you act fast though because the free offer on these episodes must end on 31st October.

Murdertown – Season 4, Episode 1

Murdertown returns for a fourth season, this time hosted by award-winning actress Emilia Fox. In each episode, Emilia visits towns across the country that have been rocked by murder and tragedies to investigate how they still affect the local communities to this day. Some of the towns featured in the new season include Glasgow, Peterborough, and Swanley.

The first episode sees Emilia travel to the Yorkshire town of Rotherham to uncover the details of a double murder that was separated by over two decades. In April 2019, the body of Alena Grlakova was discovered by police after she had gone missing on Boxing Day the previous year. The resulting investigation led to a suspect who’d been implicated in a similar crime back in 1997.

#textmewhenyougethome – Season 1, Episode 1

Following the death of Sarah Everard, #TextMeWhenYouGetHome became a viral movement worldwide. The slogan opened a discussion amongst women about the lack of safety they feel while alone in public; fearing for their lives is an everyday occurrence. In this gripping true crime docuseries, we follow the cases of women who tragically disappeared while walking home alone.

The family of Kenia Monge shares the agonising details of what happened around the 19-year-old’s disappearance. Her father, sister, and the authorities explain how the texts in Kenia’s phone were vital clues in finding her abductor. The family was desperate, but thankfully they managed to find some form of justice.

Rob Rinder’s Interrogation Secrets

Criminal barrister and television personality Rob Rinder takes a unique look at the battle of wits between police and suspects in some of the most disturbing criminal cases. Along with a team of experts, Rob analyses the police interviews. In each of these interrogations, the skilled work of detectives was key to cracking the case and securing a conviction.

The first case covered in Rob Rinder's Interrogation Secrets is that of bipolar Sunday school teacher, Melissa Huckaby, who was accused of the sexual assault and murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. Police initially searched for a man based on the FBI’s suspect profile. However, Melissa became the prime suspect after her suitcase was found containing Sandra’s body.

Killer Town – Season 1, Episode 1

Part of many people’s fabled American Dream is to live that quaint, small-town life. A friendly smile and wave from the neighbours as children run through the yards happily playing together. However, sometimes even this picture of paradise is troubled by tragedy. Killer Town tells the stories of when big city crimes blight the quitter communities.

Episode one visits the sleepy village of Athens, Wisconsin where Kenneth Kunz returned home to a horrific scene in 1987. He found four of his family members had been shot in the head and killed, while his mother was also nowhere to be found. The community rallied to try to find out what had happened, and the mystery troubled them all for months.

Secrets of the Morgue – Season 2, Episode 1

Secrets of the Morgue explores high-profile cases from the unique perspective of the medical examiner. This profession is not for the faint of heart as they work alongside homicide detectives to bring justice to murder victims and their families. Every new body tells a tale, every fibre and wound is a new clue. In these shocking stories, it’s up to the medical examiners to unravel the mystery and find the truth.

In a California vineyard, vultures lead investigators to a shallow grave. Inside it is the body of 50-year-old Larry McNabney, a flamboyant cowboy lawyer who went missing five months earlier. However, the scene is not as gruesome as first expected. Larry’s body is barely decomposed, a fact that perplexes investigators.

The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park – Season 1, Episode 1

As one of the most infamous crimes in recent US history, the 1986 killing of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin shocked people all across the country. This ground-breaking new series exposes evidence that was inadmissible during the original trial and examines the circumstances that dictated how the story unfolded.

After discovering Jennifer’s half-naked body in Central Park, the NYPD was led to interrogate her ex-boyfriend, Robert Chambers. Episode one of The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park follows the early stages of the investigation when Chambers initially denied his involvement, despite having deep, fresh scratches down both sides of his face. The devastating story is brought to life for the first time using exclusive interviews and never-before-seen archival material.

On The Case With Paula Zahn – Season 13, Episode 1

Led by an Emmy Award-winning journalist, On The Case With Paula Zahn is entering its highly-anticipated 11th season. The show goes beyond the headlines in search of fascinating mysteries from the US justice system to bring viewers true, original reporting. Each episode is highlighted by Paula’s exclusive interviews that draw out different viewpoints from people personally connected to the tragedies.

When Minerva Cantu was found murdered in her own home, the local community was shattered. After studying all of the evidence available to them, detectives realised that the killer might be hiding in plain sight.

Killer USA – Season 1, Episode 1

Killer USA explores US murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines of homicide and hate. It examines the true stories of murder and deception that terrified the public and captured their imagination. Forensic analysis and insider accounts, as well as archival footage, bring to life the thoughts and actions of 10 very different killers.

The premiere follows the story of serial killer and rapist Don Miller, who murdered at least four women in Michigan in the 1970s. Despite his murderous past, Miller was up for a parole hearing in 2021. Now in his late-60s, can the criminal system really risk releasing him back into the public?

The First 48 – Season 24, Episode 1

Ask any detective and it’s likely they’ll tell you the same thing. If they don’t have a lead, a suspect, or an arrest within 48 hours, their chances of solving a case are cut in half. In medicine, they call it ‘the critical hour, in criminal investigations they call it ‘the first 48’.

In a visual style that feels more like a drama than a reality show, The First 48 follows homicide detectives as they race against time to solve their cases. The first episode of the historic season 24 is set in Gwinnet County, Georgia. When two young men are shot and killed in a car, detectives must turn to the survivors to learn the truth.

Britain’s Darkest Taboos – Season 6, Episode 1

Some of the most shocking and disturbing crimes are relived and re-told in unflinching detail by the friends and family who are left behind. Britain’s Darkest Taboos looks at the heart-breaking crimes within families and relationships. Experts investigate how the ones people trust the most can commit the worst possible crimes.

Season 6 begins with the tragic story of Ellie Butler. The six-year-old girl was beaten to death by her father at his home in Sutton. Ben Butler decided to end the life of his daughter after a vicious custody battle with her grandparents, before going on a media tour begging for her safe return.